Falling into a new rhythm

With only 4 weeks left in our regular season CSA season the time has come for some fall favorites: spaghetti , acorn, delicata squash, parsnips, celeriac, fingerling potatoes, parsnips, green sweet cabbage, radicchio and of course Brussel sprouts!! Morning temperatures have slowed the pace down here a bit at the crow but the light for this years dedicated staff remains strong.  Only 1 greenhouses filled with tomatoes stays standing just waiting for your sauce pan (hint hint).  Flats of tomatoes will be available at all pickups for the next 2 weeks at a very reasonable price so now’s the time.  

There is a wonderful farm to table dinner event planned at the farm October 9th, tickets are available online and space is limited.  Come see the farm in the evening and dine in a magical greenhouse setting (pictured above). Crow Feather will be playing live, and Aaron Woolf, creator of King Corn, is going to speak about the importance of local sustainable agriculture. We'd love to see you here for the event. 

                Thanks to all of you that have boldly signed up for the 8 week winter share this November and December.  We will be trialing our new Crow Card Market Share system at the pickups which means not to worry if you will miss a week.  You will not lose any money and are free to take larger storage volumes of root crops, garlic, onions etc.  The goal of this year’s winter share is to provide your household with large enough quantities of winter veg to last through those colder months.  If you ever have any questions regarding storage of certain crops just email us here at the farm. 

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                In other farm news, we have decided to deconstruct our first crow greenhouse at put it up at our friends neighboring farm who are in process of starting their farm operation.  The 21 by 48 foot tunnel goes with many memories, from mine and lucas’s first “house”, to a propagation house, to a crop production tunnel and eventually to our worker kitchen for some time.  It’s sad to take down something that sat at the front of the property for all to see when rolling in the driveway, but it also is humbling in that fledging crow has made it this long. We wish the new owners the best and look ahead to a new pole barn for increased storage of winter veggies! 

                A CSA member asked the other day if we were ever looking for clothing for any of the staff members here.  The answer is yes!!  Good sweaters, gloves,  hats, socks, jackets and pants are always a must this time of the year; so if you're cleaning out a closet and you have some gear, pass it our way. We've got folks of literally all sizes and shapes on our crew, and anything warm you want to pass on will be much appreciated and put to good use.

                I miss seeing all of you on a weekly bases and in explanation of mine and lucas’s absence this season at the pickups boils down to only being human.  Our increased production and staff have demanded our closet attention to make sure crops grew smoothly and the circus didn’t get to out of control.  As many of you that own and operated business’s understand, sometimes you just have be present.  In saying this, I hope to finish the season out at markets and pickups and really have missed touching base with you all.  Thanks for treating all of our market staff wonderfully!  We hope you enjoy your last month in the regular season, and encourage you to email feedback about this year’s share.  Please think about signing up for the 2017 season as the time to purchase seed for the year to come rapidly approaches.  Thanks for everything, enjoy the sweetness! - Ian

Fledging Crow Vegetables, LLC.    122 A Robare Rd., Keeseville, NY 12944.  (518) 834-5012